STRAND of OAKS ” Jimi & Stan “

Posted: August 8, 2021 in MUSIC
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Strand Of Oaks (the project of Timothy Showalter) has shared a new song titled “Jimi & Stan.” It is the latest offering from his forthcoming album “In Heaven”, due out October 1st on Galacticana Records via Thirty Tigers. Listen below.

“Jimi & Stan,” like other songs on In Heaven, deals with grief and the loss of a loved one. Showalter explains in a press release the meaning behind the song: “My sweetest buddy/cat Stan sadly passed away. And the only way I could describe my love for him was imagining Stan and Jimi Hendrix hanging out in heaven together smiling and going to shows and having the best time.”

Very proud to share my new song “Jimi & Stan”. If you’ll allow me to get personal for a moment. Stan was my beloved cat. In 2018, Stan got cancer right around the time Sues mom was killed in a car accident. Our home was filled with immeasurable sadness. I believe Stan held on as long as he could just to be there for us until finally saying goodbye. In my grief I tried to imagine a Heaven that Stan so rightfully deserved. And that Heaven is Stan hanging out with Jimi Hendrix going to shows and having a warm spot to look at the galaxy. I wanted the song to be a joyous sendoff for my sweetest buddy. It’s also a song for all of us who have lost and can only dream that those that we love can live in our hearts forever. I cry every time I hear this song but I know it’s all from love. Thank you for listening and please call the people you love and hug your pets. I cherish you all.

Upon the announcement of In Heaven, Showalter had earlier shared the song “Galacticana” His previous album, “Erasureland” came out in 2019

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